Swinging sixties – All you need is style!

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THE sixties has always been the era of cool.
And although it may have been decades before some of us were born, many still admire the spirit of the decade.
Thanks to its abundance of great music, constant progression and, of course, great fashion, the 60s has become one of the most influential decades of the century.

Coat, £89, top. £29.50, dress, £45, Bag, £29.50, shoes, £25
A time where youths managed to find their voice for the first time in history, it was also the era of emancipation for women, allowing them the freedom to finally dress as they pleased.
Fashions from the 60s still pop up on the catwalk regularly, with mod dresses, shorter hemlines and knee-high boots consistently making a comeback.

Dress, £45, collection scarf £49.50, boots, £79, all M&S

Dress, £45, collection scarf £49.50, boots, £79, all M&S

These are trends which have been resurrected time and time again, with this season being no exception.
From Bridget Bardot lookalikes to mod girls at Yves Saint Laurent, models on the latest runway shows were repeatedly transported back to the swinging sixties.
But the great thing about the latest catwalk looks is that they can easily be reworked on a budget.
Look to high street stores such as Marks & Spencer and H&M, who offer a mod-influenced aesthetic in their latest collections.

Dress, £89, gilet, £499,shoes, £39.50, all M&S

Dress, £89, gilet, £499,shoes, £39.50, all M&S

This time round, the sixties look has a much rockier edge, with lashings of leather being thrown into the occasion.
Factory girl chic has been given a luxe makeover this season, with fur, glitter and latex providing pure glamour.
Pioneering fabrics give the look a modern, sophisticated vibe while plastic Nico-style boots provide some fun.
Think high-waisted leather skirts paired with a pussybow blouse and shiny bootees for a super-chic look.
And for something a bit more demure, experiment with classic rollnecks, floaty maxi dresses and statement coats.
Right now I’m loving this skater style dress from the M&S a/w collection, which has 60s influences with its neutral shades and floral print.

Jumper, £35,shiny skirt, £39.50, belt, £15, bag, £79, boots, £109, all M&S

Jumper, £35,shiny skirt, £39.50, belt, £15, bag, £79, boots, £109, all M&S

The modern silhouette and empire style makes it perfect for people of all ages, while the furry scarf adds a dose of rock ‘n’ roll.
For a classic look, nod to iconic model Twiggy and try a simple shift dress with quirky brogue shoes. Just be sure to glam it up with frosted fabrics and some standout accessories to really make it work in 2014.
To work this look into your office wardrobe, try a high collar shirt worn underneath a shift dress, keeping accessories to a miniumum.
Pastel colours also look great with 60s metallics, like this gorgeous peach coat from M&S.
When it comes to evening wear, forget Jackie Kennedy Chanel suits, it’s more about attending a wacky Warhol party.
This trend is bound to spread like a Beatles tune. Check out some of my favourite beatnik looks this season below.

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